I can't believe March break is over already. Considering the snow storms or crazy winter we experienced this year, it was fitting that we engage the children in a multi-sport day full of excitement. Thanks to Centennial Colts and NBYMP Foundation for a fantastic collaboration.
On April 28th, 2018, Africentric Arts partnered with the Concern Citizens and Friends of Sierra Leone to create a jam-packed, fun-filled day for children. This event is an epitome of the many ways children can learn about a country's rich history and be involved in cultural activities in a fun environment. We provided food and drinks as well as entertainments such as jumping castle, arts and crafts, Face painting and many other activities. Thanks to all our student and adults volunteers who facilitated the face-painting, bowling and other activities. A special thanks to all the generous donors that contributed to the success of this event. Your selfless giving was the reason why over 30 children had an unforgettable day.
Africentric Kids Summer Camp 2017 was an exciting event for us all. Many thanks to all our campers, friends, volunteers, parents, and the Sierra Leonean community. We had children whose lineage are from Congo, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Trinidad, and Jamaica. Some are fluent in other languages like French, Krio, and patois locally "partwah." Our campers learned arts & crafts, dancing, gardening, story-telling, and African history. Kobèna Aquaa-Harrison a prolific multidisciplinary artist from Ghana also taught basic drumming. Our children gained confidence and performed drumming and dancing at a fundraising events for the devastating mudslide crisis in Sierra Leone.